University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - BA, International Affairs
I moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend CU at Boulder where I received my BA in International Affairs. After graduating, I provided childcare in the Boulder/Denver area where I became increasingly interested in early childhood education. This newfound interest led me to pursue an assistant teaching position job at Boulder Valley Waldorf School in a parent/child class. In 2013/2014, I completed the Friends Teacher Preparation Program and received my graduate degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver.
As a graduate of a Waldorf school, I connected with the Friends’ philosophy of educating the head, hand and heart as a holistic approach to instructing students. My enthusiasm for teaching comes from my interest in nurturing childhood, imagination and social and emotional well-being. My approach when working with children is to create a safe and engaging environment that allows them to explore their surroundings in a purposeful way. I believe in the power of play and the importance of preserving childhood. What I love about Friends School is the sense of community among the students, families and staff and how these relationships continue to grow and set the foundation for life-long learning.
I grew up outside of Washington DC in Bethesda, MD with my 2 miniature dachshunds. During my free time I enjoy cooking delicious food, traveling the world, knitting, and enjoying the outdoors.